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How to Propose a Symposium at a National ACS Meeting

Programming at National meetings of the American Chemical Society rely on volunteers to organize and execute symposia on a wide range of topics. POLY is dedicated to supporting symposia organizers and ensuring a robust and impactful presence of polymer-related research at National ACS Meetings. When proposing a symposium, please take into consideration the theme of the National ACS meeting, and complementarity to symposia proposed for the meeting (see below), as well as recent symposia and POLY workshops.  POLY seeks to support the scientific diversity of research and applications in the field of polymers.

Submit proposed symposia through the form found here.

A printable copy of the questions that are required for symposium proposal submission can be downloaded here, however, proposals must be submitted through the online form system linked above.

Meeting Theme Lead Program Chair Deadline for Symposia Proposal
Spring 2020
Philadelphia, PA
Macromolecular Chemistry: The Second Century Hayley Brown
Dow Chemical
June 15, 2019
Fall 2020
San Francisco, CA
Chemistry from Bench to Market Scott Iacono
US Air Force Academy
scott.iacono@usafa.edu
TBD
Spring 2021
San Antonio, TX
Bonding Through Chemistry TBD TBD
Fall 2021
Atlanta, GA
Resilience of Chemistry TBD TBD

Symposia already proposed for upcoming meetings:

Spring 2020: Philadelphia, PA

  • Industrial Innovations in Polymer Science
  • 50 years of Polymer Science and Engineering at Southern Miss
  • The Role of ASTM International in Polymer Testing and Analysis
  • Polymer Colloids: Synthesis, Analysis, Modeling and Application
  • Structure to function in supramolecular polymers and materials
  • Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research
  • Green Polymer Chemistry: New Products, Processes, and Applications
  • Translational Polymer Research
  • 100 years of polymer structures: active materials for thin films and interfaces
  • From Staudinger Macromolecules to the Genome of Macromolecules
  • Industrial developments in polyolefin macromolecular design
  • The Road to Packaging Sustainability
  • Engineering functionality into bio(mimetic) polymers

Fall 2020: San Francisco, CA (symposia proposed)

  • Additive Manufacturing: From Molecules to Marketplace
  • Addressing the Challenge of Ocean Plastics
  • Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award
  • DSM Graduate Student Award
  • From the Lab to Helping Humankind: Polymers and Plastics
  • General Topics: New Synthesis and Characterization of Polymers
  • Henkel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Industrial Innovations in Polymer Science
  • Industrial Polymer Scientist Award
  • Mark Young Scholars Award
  • Mark Scholars Award
  • Mark Senior Scholars Award
  • NMR of Materials
  • Overberger International Prize
  • POLY/PMSE Plenary
  • Recycling of Polymers or Circular Economy of Polymers
  • Silicon based Hybrid Materials for Today, Tomorrow and the Future

Other Resources:

Guidelines for symposia organizers and chairs

Symposia Organizer and Session Chair Information

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